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Category Archives: La Cucina

everyday gourmet: peppermint ice cream with hardshell topping

Probably 10 years ago, I was in San Antonio attending Kappa Kappa Gamma Tablescapes at the San Antonio Country Club.View full post »

everyday gourmet: proscuitto parmesan stuffed pork roast

When Brian and I were married 10 years ago, we registered for a cookbook called Giada’s Family Dinners. InsideView full post »

everyday gourmet: breakfast lasagna

You probably have a go-to breakfast casserole. Most of do. Until now I have had one too; one that my mother made forView full post »

everyday gourmet: bottega’s parmesan spread

Last week while we were in Napa, Brian and I dined at one of our favorite restaurants called Bottega. (You can read allView full post »

everyday gourmet: albondigas

Happy Monday! Today, I am giving you this fantastic recipe for Albondigas, the Mexican Meatball Soup I served thisView full post »

everyday gourmet: zucchini and kale salad with lime dressing

Hello and Happy Tuesday to you! The boys had the day off from school yesterday, so I skipped the blog and hung out withView full post »

Everyday Gourmet: National Pasta Day

Today is National Pasta Day! And to celebrate, I am giving you a few of TAOLB’s favorite pasta dishes all in oneView full post »

Everyday Gourmet: Roasted Vegetable Salad

Hello and happy Monday to all of you. This recipe is dedicated to all of my fellow salad-hating friends out there.View full post »

Everyday Gourmet: Blue Apron Take 1

Want to know something? I love to cook, but sometimes I don’t love to cook. Can you relate? I recently learned aView full post »

Everyday Gourmet: Citrus Herb Asparagus

Do you ever feel like your recipe repertoire is a bit tired? A bit been there done that too many times? I personallyView full post »

Everyday Gourmet: Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup

Well hello friends! Long time no blog. Wanted to share a little fantastic meal discovery with you that my familyView full post »

Our favorite pork loin

This recipe for pork loin is a favorite go-to for the grill all Summer long. The spice rub marinade consists ofView full post »

Summer Vegetable Pappardelle

As a big fan of all types of noodles, this recipe is right up my ally. It calls for the delicious Lemon PepperView full post »

KptnCook App features TAOLB

Today is the day!!! The KptnCook App is featuring one of my recipes. If you haven’t downloaded the app yet,View full post »

everyday gourmet: Coconut Panna Cotta with Mango Pulp Vinegar

On Saturday I gave a cooking demo at Oil and Vinegar and prepared several new recipes none of you have yet to see. AmView full post »

Everyday Gourmet: Citrus Arugula Salad with Blueberries and Goat Cheese

You know I typically don’t love salad, but this salad is special. It calls for Arugula which has a distinct,View full post »

Everyday Gourmet: Greek Stuffed Pasta Salad

This is a fantastic little recipe I created last fall at the same time I wrote Stuffed Shells with Chicken,View full post »

everyday gourmet: panna cotta with mixed berry purré

Panna Cotta is one of  those famous Italian desserts that is thought to be much more difficult to make than it trulyView full post »

Easy Cubano Sliders with Chick-fil-a Sauce!!!!!!

I’m sure you have seen or even tried these delectable tiny versions of Ham and Cheese sandwiches at some pointView full post »

Popcorn Cake

Happy National Popcorn Day! Here is a simple little recipe for the always suprising…Popcorn Cake! It’sView full post »